Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Twinkle of Bedtime...

Peering through my little treasures' doorway, this is what I see...
A little glow radiates from around their bunk beds as they sleep.
it's christmas time, you know.
My heart is tender. I'm tired from a long day. But my heart over flows. 

They are dreaming about the story
 daddy just told them as he tucked them in...
they sleep.

my princess...
I'm so thankful for her. 
the hard days. the laughs. the strong will. the tears. dress up.
and oh yes... the drama! 

i love her.

 And my first born son. 
100% of the day he is wild. 
he is tender. he funny. he is a copy cat of his big sister.
my heart swells.

i love him.

rest well my treasures. another day will start too soon. 
i will keep these moments close to my heart.

thank you Lord Jesus for these 2. keep them always in Your care.

Friday, November 22, 2013

"The Days are Long, but the Years are Short"

My little boy who turned my world upside down... is now 3 years old. Seems like yesterday the doctor said, "We need to induce you. The baby will be safer outside, than inside of you." I thought I still had a month to go in pregnancy... but in God's perfect timing, my little baby, unknowingly was a little boy... arrived

November 8, 2010
8:28 pm
in Boone, NC 

So, in celebration of this little wild man... 
who loves Toy Story and Buzz Lightyear... we had of course: 
Pin the alien in the claw 
(blind folded: pin the tale on the donkey)

 For a boy who LOVES HOTDOGS... we had a full out hotdog and chili night!

 With a mom-made Toy Story Cake!

Lots of friends over to open presents... 
we are blessed to have family and friends here in France with us

and of course... to enjoy birthday cake

little brother watching and taking it all in. 
(hello chunky cheeks)

The aftermath of cake and toys...

my 3 year old!!!

I've read recently... 
"the days are long, but the years are short." very true...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

2nd Annual Paris Pumpkin Carving!

Here are some highlights of our Halloween party with friends and family…

Superman, he doesn't have to fly… he can sit on the ground if he wants to.

Ariel and Tinker Bell showed up too!

my sweet Tink

All of our "girl friends" decided to dress up like different modern day princesses:
Rapunzel, Esmerelda,  Princess K, Ariel
Princess S, Pocahontas, Mulan, and baby girl in her Ariel Pj's

 Brooke, be proud of me… I made the pumpkin stew! Is this what yours looks like?
It was super yummy!

 Let the carving begin!!!!

Stephen's creation: Yoda

 Gravity (movie), Team Paris logo (?), Yoda, Toy Story, Jasmine, and awesomeness 

created for Noah and Sadie Mac

The Artists 

Super fun night… thankful for our sweet memories and friends!

My Mr. 6 Month!

That's right… hehe
oh haha… mama… I am 6 mo!

AND… I'm eating big boy food now!

 Insert spoon here mama

Don't let go...